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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Pattern re-sizing: adult patterns to children's size and infants to toddlers on: July 22, 2012 11:25:38 PM
Ok, I'm sure lots of people have asked but I still haven't figured out how to grade patterns several sizes bigger or smaller. I have tons of adult patterns that I think would be ok for a toddler. None are fitted so no darts, etc and simple shapes, but I have no idea on how to make the pieces small enough for a kid. My daughter would wear about a 4/5 and the patterns are women's 6/8. I also have a few patterns that kids 7/8 that I nned to grade down for her and some infants 18-24mo sizes I need to grade up. Is there software I can plug in the different measurements and it will grade for me? Are there formulas I can use? Sorry I have no idea where to begin Sad

I can post the pattern numbers if needed. I just have tons of patterns I'm going to try and do.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Craft book swap or general book swap on: June 30, 2011 02:37:25 AM
I meant to also say if this never gains popularity enough to become organized, I'm open to personal book swapping too
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craft book swap or general book swap on: June 30, 2011 02:36:13 AM
I wondered if anyone had considered doing a craft book swap or even just a plain ole book swap. I think it would be neat to swap craft books and maybe send a completed project or 2 from a book when trading.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Noobie needs help with soaker pattern plz on: June 29, 2011 03:19:28 PM
Here is the pattern. I'm going to try and translate it and then maybe someone can help me with what I don't get. Thanks guys for answering so far but I still just don't get it. Also I'm doing the medium one.

Initial instructions are for size small, parenthesis are for medium, large, and extra-large
This pattern is worked with worsted weight wool yarn
Hook size G, Gauge 4 stitches per inch, 4 rows per inch in sc or whatever hook you need to maintain gauge.
All Sizing is Approximate:
SMALL= WEIGHT 11-17 lbs WAIST 12-20 in. RISE 16 in. THIGHS 7-12 in.
MEDIUM= WEIGHT 15-22 lbs WAIST 12.5-20 in. RISE 17in. THIGHS 8-13 in.
LARGE= WEIGHT 20-26 lbs WAIST 13-22 in. RISE 18 in. THIGHS 9-14 in.
X-LARGE= WEIGHT 24-30 lbs WAIST 14-24 in. RISE 19 in. THIGHS 9-15 in.

Chain 56 loosely (64, 72, 80) Join in a loop with a slip stitch, being sure not to twist the chain  I got this

Row 1 CH 2 (count as first DC) DC in each SC around , join with a SLST in the top of the CH 2  I thought dc you had to chain 3 but I did this and finished this part

Row 2-3 SLST around CH 2 of row 1, CH 2, *BPDC around next st, FPDC around next st* repeat around and join with a SLST in the top of the Ch 2. (Bind off if you plan on using a different color for the body of the soaker, otherwise continue on to Row 4.)
Here is where I am having problems. What does the slipstitch around chain 2 of row 1 mean? Is it just slipstitch all around? Then with the * do back loop dc once then a front loop dc on the next stitch, backloop then front loop etc til done with chain. Thanks for helping me with that rpt thingy Smiley And this would be the 3rd row

Row 4 (If starting a new color, join with a SLST in the first DC) CH 1, SC in same st, and in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, *SC in next 3 sts , 2 SC in next st*, repeat *-* around for a total of 70 SCs (80, 90, 100) I'm pretty sure I get this

Row 5 Ch1, turn, SC in each stitch around, join with slip stitch in first SC. 70 SCs (80, 90, 100) This is just how many sc after being done with this row if I'm building on from the last row, not adding another 80 right?

Row 6-8 Repeat previous row (for medium repeat row 5 times, for large repeat row 7 times, repeat 9 times for xl )

Row 10-13 Repeat Rows 6-9 once

Row 14 Repeat row 6 once more so I should have 80 sc stitches done in 5 different rows, then another 3 rows of 80 or 5 rows of 80? And then just one more row of 80

Row 15-17 CH1, turn, work 39 SCs (43, 47, 51)

Row 18 CH1, turn, SC in first 2(3, 4, 5) st, HDC in next 4(5, 6 7) sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, *(DC in next 3 sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together) across to last 6(8, 10, 12) HDC in next 4(5, 6 7) sts, SC in last 2(3, 4, 5) st 33(37, 41, 45)sts  What?

Row 19-21 CH1, turn work 33 SCs (37, 41, 45)

Row 22 CH1, turn, SC in first 2(3, 4, 5) st, HDC in next 3(4, 5, 6) sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, (DC in next 5 sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together) across to last 5(7, 9, 11) sts, HDC in next 3(4, 5, 6) sts, SC in last 2(3, 4, 5) st. 29(33, 37, 41)sts

Row 23-25 CH1, turn work 29 SCs (33, 37, 41)

Row 26 CH1, turn, SC in first 2(3, 4, 5) st, HDC in next 2(3, 4, 5) sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, DC in next 2 sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, DC in next 2 sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, DC in next st, dc DEC next 2 sts together, DC in next 2 sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, DC in next 2 sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, HDC in next 2(3, 4, 5) sts, sc in next 2(3, 4, 5) st. 23(27, 31, 35)sts

Row 27-29 CH1, turn work 23 SCs (27, 31, 35)

Row 30 CH1, turn, SC in first 2(3, 4, 5) st, HDC in next 1(2, 3, 4) sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together, (DC in next 3 sts, dc DEC next 2 sts together) across to last3(5, 7, 9)sts, HDC in next 1(2, 3, 4) sts, SC in last 2(3, 4, 5) st 19(23, 27, 31)sts

Row 31-41 CH1 turn, SC in each st across 19(23, 27, 31)sts(for mediums add 4 more rows here, for larges add 8 more, for xl add 12)

Row 42-52 CH 1 turn, SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, SC across to last 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in last st
(final row should have 39 (43, 47, 51)SCs
Whip stitch evenly to front side of soaker (bottom of row 14) I get all of this


Cuffs
Join yarn with SLST

Row 1 join with sl st at top of leg opening,CH1, SC in same st, work an even # of scs around the opening, join with SLST to first SC

Row 2 CH2 (count as first DC) DC in each st around and join with a SLST to top CH of CH2

Row 3 SLST around CH 2 of row 1, CH 2, *BPDC around next st, FPDC around next st* repeat around and join with a SLST in the top of the Ch 2.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Noobie needs help with soaker pattern plz on: June 28, 2011 08:49:37 PM
Finally got signed in to my account. (I'm the original poster) Anyway, my main area of trouble is the row 2-3. I kinda understand the lingo but don't understand how to read the pattern. The wording and the * thing is throwin me off.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Arabic translation help on: November 14, 2010 01:51:51 PM
Hi folks. I'm trying to transliterate my babies names and family names into Arabic script. I'm going to use it to embroider their names onto diaper bags and quilts. The first name is Kyo(key-o) rose marie, second name is Benjamin Arjuna(r june a), Matthew and my name Aditi. I'll post pics of the completed projects. I have a 2yr old and a baby due anytime in the next 7wks so I'm trying to power sew n craft, lol.

PS: if anyone is interested I'd love to try and learn Arabic by snail mail pen pals
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